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Barry Cox Honors Nature’s Spirituality With Church of Trees

Ferdinand Cheval’s ‘Palais Ideal’ Was Built By One Man One Pebble At A Time

Banksy Releases ‘Welcome to Gaza’ Video Complete With Kitten For FB Lovers

Global Costs of Living By Country Established By People Living There
jd Forte’s ‘The Up and Comers’ & A September 11 Women’s Rights Reflection

Scandinavian Women Lead the World in Equality & Governing | Anne Sends Big Hugs to Helsinki, Finland

Islam, Western Guilt, Original Sin & Sensuality | Koray Birand’s Alyssa Miller Images Celebrate Female Eroticism

Billionaires Going Rogue 2012 Election | Rise of Superdads | Over My Dead Body | Dating Goes Partisan

Australian Ballet Jubilee | Will Davidson | Vogue Australia November 2012 | ‘Heavenly Creatures’

Fashion’s Hippie Love Trend Is Tied to Womanly Cultural Creative Values

50 Years Later, Marilyn Monroe Remains the Ultimate Smart Sensuality Blonde

Cosa Bella’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ | Women of Harlot Babylon

Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Will Be Read With Eve Ensler At Michigan Capitol June 18th

Tabea Koebach | Seiji Fujimori | The Ground #2 | ‘The Throne’

Elephants are Matriarchal and Kind to Females in the Animal World | Stop the Republican Disgrace of Elephants

Believing in Birth Control Doesn’t Make Me Un-American | 2 Ps in a Pod by Anne

Franca Sozzani: Living Simply and Thinking Big | We Call It Cultural Creative Wisdom

Marloes Horst | Will Davidson | Harper’s Bazaar Australia March 2012 | ‘Wanderlust’

Bro. Dennis on Ultra-Orthodox, Fundamentalist, Extreme Moralists as ‘Evil Incarnate’| 2Ps in a Pod

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Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Maliouk In ‘Neo Folk’ By Signe Vilstrup For Glamour Italia October 2014

Woman | Charlotte Kay By Damian Foxe In Tribal Fashion’ For How To Spend It Magazine June 2014

Magdalena Frackowiak By Giampaolo Sgura In ‘Ancient Songs of Paradise’ For Vogue Japan May 2014

Marina Nery In ‘Tomorrow’s Tribe’, Lensed By Sebastian Kim for Vogue Australia April 2014

Kelly Mittendorf In ‘Buffao Belle’ By Robert Bellamy For L’Officiel Paris March 2014

A Brilliant ‘Warrior Stance’ By Steven Klein For W Magazine March 2014

Paul de Luna’s ‘Samsara’ & The Sacred Feminine

Anais Mali Pays Tribute To Warrior Women in ‘Amazon’ By Urivaldo Lopes For French Revue de Modes #25


India’s Women Need Goddess Lakshmi To Fight for Women’s Rights

Khristine Dinke | Sergi Pons | BMM Magazine’s Warrior Goddess

Woman | Daria Werbowy | David Sims | ‘The Warrior Way’ | Vogue US March 2010

Woman | Mey Bun, Rila Fukushima & Ai li Wang Go ‘Tribal’ In Herring & Herring Images For D Magazine

Kirsti Pyrhonen Is Sensual Style Queen by Peter Farago for Vogue Brazil December 2012

Aphrodite Joins Yemaya and Mami Wati for a Swim in Human Consciousness


Simone W | Emre Guven | Marie Claire Turkey May 2012

Cultural Creatives Now 35% of US | 10% in Transition

Status vs Money | A Third Look At Happiness, Gender Equality & Taxes

Women Philanthropists Give Differently Than Men

It’s a Bull Market for Women Philanthropists Supporting Women’s Causes in Every corner of the Globe

PPR Paris Goes to Sustainability Index P&L & Eco-Friendly Brands

Wealth & Poverty

National Geographic ‘7 Billion’ 7-Video Look at World’s People

JR’s TED Prize Video | JR Launches InsideOut Project

Photographers JR & Jonas Bendiksen Find Artistry in Everyday Kibera, Kenya

‘The Places We Live’: Four Monumental Slums Typify ‘Home’ for More than One Billion People

Shakira & Howard Buffett | Attached at the Hip Philanthropy Bedfellows

Slow Boat to Economic Heaven | Grim Reality Polaroid Days

What Would Dan Eldon Say About Somalia 2008?

Smart Sensuality Angelina Jolie: Virtue Considered in Carversville’s Country Air

Shakira, a Smart Sensuality Activist, Takes Me Back to Colombia, Where My Life Journey Really Began

Angelina Jolie & Alicia Keys Help Me Say ‘Flip It: I’m A Lipstick-Wearing Activist’

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Eye | News Worth Reading

Eye 6-3-15 | John & Elora Hardy Reinvent Sustainable Bamboo Design in Bali

Eye 5-28-15 | ‘McQueen’ Play Opens In London To Mixed Reviews As Sister Janet Reveals Alexander McQueen’s Sexual Abuse With Her Then Husband

Eye 5-16-15 | Livia Firth Promotes The Trus Cost Fashion Industry Documentary

Eye Woman 5-14-15 | Helena Christensen & Camilla Staerk | Cate Blanchett | Linda Evangelista

Eye 5-2-15 | The Clooneys | Amal Clooney Defends Ex Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed | 10 Luxury Maldives Resorts | George Clooney Stylist
Eye 4-27-15 | Gisele Bundchen Nude For Vogue Brazil May 2015 | Gisele As Earth Goddess & UN Ambassador for Environment

Eye 4-26-15 | Luxury At V&A | London Craft Week | Lagerfeld in Bonn with Wanda Barcelona

Eye 4-23-15 | Tom Ford On Gucci, Feminism, Nudity & Friend Julianne Moore
Eye 4-19-15 | Tiffany’s New Look | NYC Whitney Museum Opens May 1 | Meryl Streep Funds Lab For Women Screenwriters

Eye 3-20-2015 | Vogue Explains Meerkat | East Austin, Texas Under the Lens | Rick Perry Called By God To Serve

Eye 3-15-15 | Blake Little Honey People | Vertical Farming In Newark, NJ | Honey Harvest Revolution

Eye 3-12-15 Industry City in Brooklyn | London Top City For Super-Rich | Bottega Veneta Opens Home Palazzo

Eye 3-8-15 | President Obama Selma Address Full Text | Stephen Somerstein ‘Freedom Journey 1965’ Images | Stefan Sharff’s Documentary Of 3rd Selma March

Eye 2-21-15 | A Digital Tizzy Erupts Over Emma Watson & Prince Harry Rumors | Karlie Kloss Hangs Up Her Victoria’s Secret Wings

Eye 2-15-15 | Happy Chinese New Year | Monsanto’s Travails | Gods and Kings: Mcqueen & Galliano

Eye 2-10-15 Queen Rania Pleads For Arab Action Against ISIS | Angelina Jolie Opens London Center For Women, Peace & Security

Eye 2-3-15 | VF Crowns Brady-Bundchen America’s Third Fanily | Beyonce Unites With Marco Gorges In Healthy Nutrition Home Delivery

Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Eye 1-19-15 | Feminine Delights From Emily Baker | DKNY, Eve Ensler & Lebanon

Eye-1-18-15 | Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic | Hollywood & Gaza | Cindy Crawford On Why Supermodels Happened

Eye 1-12-15 | John Galliano Returns At Teatime London | Hollywood Stands for Charlie | Adidas Originals Campaign

Eye 1-7-15 | Ginta Lapina Is Lost In LA In Her Burberry Trench Coat | Burberry Celebrates Bees That Need Saving

Eye | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Donna Karan’s Ode To Smart Sensuality Women

Eye 1-4-15 | Rosie Huntington Whiteley For M&S | Lensed By Kai Z Feng | Helping UNICEF In Cambodia

Eye 1-2-15 | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Prada — the Feminist Who Became A Fashion Designer

Eye 12-30-14 | Spring 2015 | Designer Brands | Ralph Lauren

Eye 12-21-14 | Global Futures & Nature-Inspired Design | Global Food Supply | US & Climate Change

Eye 12-9-14 | Kate Middleton Art Muse | Taylor Swift 1989 | Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Eye 12-6-14 | Natural Artistry From Nunzio Paci & Edouard Martinet | Man As Tree

Eye 12-3-14 | A Traveling Education } Meditation Rebuilds Brain Structure | Trends In Remarriage

Eye 11-23-14 Elisabeth Daynes Early Human Sculptures | Annie Leibovitz ‘Pilgrimage’ | Anne Says More Kimye Coming

Eye 11-13-14 | Prince Ea ‘Anti Social Network | VIDA Sustainable E-commerce Site | Barney’s Holiday Windows

Eye 11-9-14 | Neonics & Honeybees | Bee Friendlier Flower Bombing | Whole Foods For Honeybees

Eye 11-5-14 | Toni Garrn Closed Denim For Burkina Faso | Cindy Crawford’s 2015 Art Van Charity Challenge

Eye 10-25-14 | Berlin Light Show Will Commemorate The End Of Berlin Wall | South African Textiles That Bear Witness

Eye 10-19-14 Gisele Bundchen Chanel No. 5 Commercial | Kurdish Women Fighters  Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Under Intense Pressure

Eye 10-14-14 Zaha Hadid’s Catharsis For Cambodia | WikiLeaks Gets Fashionable | London’s Hackney Fashion Lab

Eye 10-11-14 October 11 Is International Day of the Girl | Honoring Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize & Angelina Jolie As A British Dame

Eye 10-8-14 | H&M Jumpsuit: When Style & War Collide | Amazon Women | Burqa Bans

Eye 10-5-14 | American Parenting as Religion | Elisabeth Holmes Billionaire | Kurdish Women Fighters Update

Eye 10-1-14 | Fondation Louis Vuitton | Vogue Meets Gesquiere | Stella McCartney Redo 

Eye 9-28-14 | Victoria Beckham Has Passion For UN Ambassador Role | Women & Heart Disease | Apologies to UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri




All Pure Home Collection by Danish Designer Dorte Agregaard

WE absolutely adore All Pure Collection, created by Danish designer Dorte Agregaard, who graduated from Central Saint Martins in London and the Design School in Kolding.  Dorte’s ALL PURE collection of home furnishings is inspired by nature, capturing motifs and ‘replanting’ them into a new spacial reality. She uses digital printing, which is better for the environment because it reduces the amount of water, dyes and soutions needed to print the fabrics. One typically achieves the photographic quality image seen in these images of Dorte’s products.

(PS. the website is confounding but here you go.)


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MIT 'Artificial Leaf' Promises Affordable Energy To Poor and Pronto

GreenTracker| Scientists believe they have a huge breakthrough in the drive for sustainable energy. No word yet on whether we’re talking green spring leaves or fall shades of red and yellow but scientists have developed an artificial leaf that replicates the process of ‘photosynthesis, that green plants use to convert sunlight and water into energy.’

“A practical artificial leaf has been one of the Holy Grails of science for decades,” said Daniel Nocera, Ph.D., who led the research team. “We believe we have done it. The artificial leaf shows particular promise as an inexpensive source of electricity for homes of the poor in developing countries. Our goal is to make each home its own power station,” he said. “One can envision villages in India and Africa not long from now purchasing an affordable basic power system based on this technology.”

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Lagerfeld Readies 2011 Couture Diet Coke Campaign

Karl Lagerfeld’s 2011 Ciet Coke CollectionAnne Talks Business| Karl Lagerfeld will again team up with Coca-Cola Light with a series of new designs that will be available in 11 countries across Europe starting in April. This graphic of Karl as the face of Diet Coke comes from last year’s collection.

Three new bottles are above, in a ‘Love It Light’ campaign and will hit stores in June 2011. via

The Coca-Cola Light campaign is a Modern values one, compared to Evian’s couture bottle collection, which attempts to position at least part of the project under a sustainability umbrella, making it appeal to to Cultural Creatives and perhaps the Smart Sensuality woman.

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Yarnbombing | Guerilla Knitters Soften Up Hard, Cruel World

DolceTracker| It’s time to update our Sept 2009 story Knitta Please | Knitters Are Cozy Urban Graffiti Artists, now that ‘yarn bombing’ is featured in Fast Company and Saturday Night Live.

From covering telephone booths in London to buses in Mexico City, yarnbombers are on the move. Perhaps rising notoriety caused the Stitch London group to abandon their former name Stitch and Bitch London. The latter does sound more subversive.

“It gets people to stop and take a moment to consider their surroundings in a new way,” says Austin-based Magda Sayeg, who started small with her Knitta Please project, our original 2009 article. Now Sayeg is gearing up for a major installation at Brooklyn’s Etsy headquarters.

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Vatican Seeks Common Purpose Talks With Atheists, Agnostics

A view of Paris from atop Notre Dame Cathedral. Wiki Commons.RedTracker| The Vatican has launched a series of public dialogues with atheists and agnostics worldwide, report’s Canada’s National Post. The first event was held in Paris this past week, a country where a strong secular culture has rejected religion and specifically Catholicism as a leading voice in civic debates.

The dialogues, called “Courtyard of the Gentiles” after the part of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem where Jews and non-Jews met, will continue in at least 16 cities in Europe and North America over the next two years. They include Italy, Albania, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, Spain, Russia and the United States.

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the Vatican’s culture minister, told participants at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) the dialogue was meant not to confront believers and atheists but to seek common ground.

Evidence of our own confusion and distrust of the Vatican lies in quotes from former Italian Prime Minister Giuliano Amato, addressing an honour killing in Italy, in which a Pakistani murdered his daughter in Italy, for behaving as freely as Italian youths.

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World Water Day 2011 | Matt Damon's | UNICEF Tap Project

In honor of World Water Day 2011, let’s take a look at the work Matt Damon has been doing for to provide safe water to hundreds of communities worldwide. This year more celebs like Rihanna have joined the cause, teaming up with the UNICEF Tap Project.

USA Today reports that by 2030 available water supplies will satisfy only 60% of demand by 2030. According to Siemens, over one billion people worldwide survive on just one gallon of water per day. was formed after a merger between actor Matt Damon’s H20 Africa charity and Gary White’s WaterPartners. It focuses on funding clean water projects in the developing world.

Damon has done a particularly effective job of integrating awareness of this charity through shows like “Entourage” and humorous PSA videos. At the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative, the organization committed $2 million to provide 50,000 people in Haiti with safe water and sanitation over three years. To learn more, visit

Tackling the Water Crisis by Matt Damon

Rihanna has joined the UN-sponsored celebrity tap project to raise money for the UNICEF Tap Project. Other celebrities include Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Adrian Grenier, Robin Williams and Dwight Howard.

Celebrity Tap Project

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PPR Paris Goes to Sustainability Index P&L & Eco-Friendly Brands

French retail and luxury conglomerate PPR — parent of Gucci brand — has unveiled a new sustainability initiative designed to require the company’s brands to not only do less harm, but to generate social and environmental benefits in the long run.

WWD reports that the ‘PPR Home’ plan will be endowed with an initial budget of 10 million euros (about $14.2 million currently), with its evolution indexed to the firm’s dividends.

PPR Home is our group’s contribution to a better world, by developing innovative and sustainable initiatives for our different economic models that rely on our creativity and our imagination in order to influence our lifestyles and inspire others to follow us in the long term,” PPR chief executive officer François-Henri Pinault said at the press conference in Paris.

This news is so important that we publish the inaugural measures as outlined in WWD:

• The launch of the Creative Sustainability Lab, a partnership with Cradle to Cradle that will focus on developing products and retail pilots that integrate and apply objectives such as environmental and social concerns for PPR’s luxury labels — including Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga — and sporting goods firm Puma.

• The complete offset of the carbon dioxide emissions generated in 2010 by PPR’s luxury group, Puma and PPR’s headquarters, evaluated at 98,729 tons, through the purchase of carbon credits from San Francisco-based company Wildlife Works’ Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) offsetting project in Kenya. By comparison, PPR estimated its total CO2 emissions across all divisions in 2009 at 452,492 tons.

• Puma’s upcoming publication of what it claims is the world’s first environmental profit and loss (EP&L) account statement, as a first step toward measuring the full environmental impact of the activities of Puma and its suppliers.

PPR sold its French Printemps store in 2006 and is now focused on Gucci, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Sergio Rossi, Boucheron, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen (50%) and Stella McCartney (50%), as well as other brands and mail order companies.

The European companies are light years ahead of American retailers, based on our reading of their corporate websites, when we last wrote about Gucci’s philanthropic initiatives in Africa and America.

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